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Gang crimes down, Dallas police say, but experts still see problem (Dallas, TX): An innocent bystander is shot when he just happens to be on the same DART train as two guys who had argued over a cigarette lighter. A 12-year-old boy gets a bullet in his legs because two guys were fighting in Old East Dallas.
Source: The Dallas Morning News    Date: July 25, 2015

Police: Slain South Dallas gang member’s associate charged with an April shooting (Dallas, TX): An alleged South Dallas gang member, who is associated with another gang member killed last week, has been arrested for allegedly shooting at another man in a dispute over a woman.
Source: The Dallas Morning News    Date: July 20, 2015

SAPD to re-form Street Crimes Unit (San Antonio, TX): The San Antonio Police Department Thursday announced it would re-form its Street Crimes Unit (SCU) this September. The new unit will result in the elimination of the Problem Oriented Policing (POP) and Gang units, which had a combined 103 officers. The SCU will only have 47, but Chief Anthony Trevino said the department will be able to do more with less.
Source: KSAT Channel 12 News    Date: July 9, 2015

String of cellphone store robberies tied to Crips gang (Houston, TX): A group accused of staging a rash of violent cellphone store robberies in northeast Harris County and Houston is affiliated with the notorious Crips street gang, authorities said. On Wednesday, Harris County Sheriff Ron Hickman announced the arrests of 24 adults and two juveniles charged in the holdups of at least 20 area stores.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: July 8, 2015

Behind The Scenes: SAPD Gang Unit (San Antonio, TX): A special team of SAPD officers are trained to tackle gang-violence by taking gang members off the streets. These brave officers make up the highly-specialized "Gang Unit." As Fox San Antonio's Darian Trotter found out, the work they do around the clock can be unpredictable and dangerous.
Source: KABB FOX 29 News    Date: July 7, 2015

2 More Sentenced Following Houston Gang Investigation (Houston, TX): Two more defendants were sentenced Thursday, totaling 15 criminals that have now been brought to justice for their respective roles in either a cocaine-trafficking conspiracy or an alien smuggling/marijuana-trafficking conspiracy that resulted from a local gang investigation.
Source: The San Angelo Standard-Times    Date: July 3, 2015

15 sentenced in investigation initially targeting Houston street gang (Houston, TX): With the sentencing of two more defendants on Thursday, July 2, 15 criminals have now been brought to justice for their respective roles in either a cocaine trafficking conspiracy or an alien smuggling/marijuana trafficking conspiracy, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson along with Special Agent in Charge Brian M. Moskowitz of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in Houston.
Source: Cleveland Advocate    Date: July 2, 2015

Convicted El Paso sex trafficker gets three life sentences in gang case (El Paso, TX): A federal judge sentenced a 25-year-old man to three life terms in prison on Thursday in U.S. District Court for his role in a gang-related sex-trafficking ring that forced women and teen girls into prostitution in El Paso and other cities.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: June 25, 2015

Gang member gets maximum sentence (Bryan, TX): The Brazos County District Attorney's Office says James Cunningham was sentenced to the maximum, 20 years in prison, for his involvement in a June 2014 drive-by shooting in Bryan.
Source: KAGS News    Date: June 18, 2015

Testimony in capital murder, organized crime trial begins (Belton, TX): Testimony began Tuesday in the trial of a man accused of masterminding a robbery and subsequent murder as the head of a violent local street gang.
Source: Killeen Daily Herald    Date: June 10, 2015

Gang Membership Can Cost You. A Fort Worth Group Is Here To Help (Fort Worth, TX): While violence is usually the big concern with gang membership, financial hardship is a consequence too. The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Fort Worth is working hard to remove financial barriers for gang members and former gang members.
Source: KERA News    Date: June 10, 2015

Police: Home invaders belong to street gang (El Paso, TX): El Paso police have released more information on three men accused of breaking into a home in far east El Paso last week. According to the arrest affidavit, police officers said Julio Lopez-Troncoso, Giovanni Martinez and Aaron Floyd are part of a criminal street gang.
Source: KFOX14 News    Date: June 10, 2015

3 gang members indicted for San Antonio-area police killing (San Antonio, TX): Three Texas Mexican Mafia members have been indicted on federal charges related to the shooting death last year of a San Antonio-area police officer who authorities say was dealing drugs with them.
Source: San Antonio Express-News    Date: June 5, 2015

Border agents seize 3,500 pounds of marijuana hidden in lettuce truck (Edinburg, TX): U.S Customs and Border Patrol Protection agents made several big arrests and drug seizures over the weekend. According to the Border Patrol, three members of the MS-13 gang and one member of the 18th Street gang were arrested.
Source: KSAT Channel 12 News    Date: June 1, 2015

Port Arthur teen first to be prosecuted under new gang injunction (Port Arthur, TX): An 18-year-old Port Arthur man will spend nearly a year in county lockup for violating a gang injunction signed by a municipal judge this past January. Javier Palacios was arrested on March 24 for "numerous violations of the Surenos 13 Gang Injunction," according to a Wednesday news release from Criminal District Attorney Bob Wortham's office.
Source: Beaumont Enterprise    Date: May 20, 2015

Gang injunction nets first conviction (Port Arthur, TX): An enjoined Surenos-13 Port Arthur street gang member was sentenced to 300 days in county jail and a $2,000 fine Wednesday after violating multiple conditions of Jefferson County’s first civil gang injunction.
Source: The Port Arthur News    Date: May 20, 2015

TABC permanently closes 3 El Paso bars because of gang activity (El Paso, TX): Three central El Paso bars with confirmed association to the violent Barrio Azteca gang shut their doors permanently today after surrendering their TABC licenses as part of a pre-trial settlement entered last week in the 327th District Court.
Source: KYTX 19 News    Date: May 18, 2015

William Estrada sentenced to 65 years in prison in shooting death of rival gang member (El Paso, TX): A 20-year-old man was sentenced to 65 years in prison Friday in the shooting death of a rival gang member in 2013. William Estrada, who was an Andress High School senior at the time of the shooting, was found guilty Friday morning of engaging in organized criminal activity-murder.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: May 15, 2015

Jurors deliberate the verdict for 2013 alleged gang-related shooting (El Paso, TX): Jurors have begun deliberating the fate of an El Paso man who allegedly murdered an Andress High School student two years ago. As KFOX14 previously reported, alleged gang member William Estrada is suspected of shooting and killing Christian Duran outside his home in northeast El Paso in January 2013.
Source: KFOX14 News    Date: May 14, 2015

Several police agencies raid apartment complex, arrest banned gang members (Harris County, TX): Members of several police agencies raided the Haverstock Hill apartments off Aldine Bender Road west of U.S. 59 Thursday evening. A Harris County Sheriff's spokesman said law enforcement was there to make sure gang members banned from the area had not re-entered the area.
Source: KPRC Click 2 Houston    Date: May 14, 2015

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